DUANESBURG, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Three years ago, Duanesburg’s Emma White had never competed in track cycling. Fast forward to Tuesday, she’s bringing home an Olympic medal.
The 23-year-old Union College graduate helped Team USA win Bronze in Track Cycling Team Pursuit. Alongside teammates Chloe Dygert, Megan Jastrab, and Jennifer Valente, White helped Team USA post a time of 4 minutes and 8 seconds in the 4,000-meter race, edging Canada by two seconds. Germany won gold, with Great Britain taking silver.
White was a road cyclist before transitioning to the track to pursue her Olympic dreams. Now, in her first Olympics, she’s a medal winner.